"Rogue Junior" would be a more apt name for this new subcompact SUV from Nissan. It looks like a shrunken version of the regular Rogue, but it isn't any sportier to drive. It's slower than its big brother, and it wasn't much nimbler.
Even so, the Rogue Sport feels more mature and substantial than most of the subcompact SUVs it competes with, thanks to a pleasant, composed ride, and a quiet cabin for the class. And where the roomier Rogue is designed for families, the Sport has a younger, more urban vibe.
We applaud Nissan for making automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning standard equipment for all trims.